Friday, September 18, 2009

September 18, 2009

I attended a Galileo Teacher Leadership Institute Advisory Board Meeting at Meadowbrook Hall this morning. It was built between 1926 and 1929, and is the former residence of Oakland University founders Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of automobile pioneer John Dodge, and her second husband, lumber broker Alfred G. Wilson. It is often described as an American castle. The 110-room, 88,000-square-foot, Tudor-revival style mansion is complete with vast collections of original art and furnishings. I was fascinated with the elaborate masonry of the brick chimneys. These are three of 39 of them!

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